Preferred Company with Joel & Friends to Be Heard on 91.9 WBNJ-FM Starting Jan. 31

Posted on January 18, 2022 By

Because of its continuing popularity and a growing audience, the radio show Preferred Company & Friends with Joel Markel, the president and owner of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, will now be heard on WBNJ-FM 91.9, Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. beginning January 31.

For the launch of its new morning radio show, listeners have a chance to win $500. Enter the contest by filling out a form found at preferredradio.com. The winner will be announced February 12, 2022, on the new morning show of Preferred Company with Joel & Friends.

Joel Markel, the president and owner of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, began hosting his own radio show Preferred Company in 2014 to discuss topics of interest to families, the senior community, and caregivers as another way to help many people who need home health services, ranging in age from three months to 106.

Markel uses his passion for radio to promote many charitable and nonprofit causes, and to discuss various health and wellness topics. Besides Preferred clients and staff, Markel likes to feature local talent on the show as well as television celebrities. Listeners are invited to call in or send emails to interact with the hosts. Guests have included leaders in health care and adult services, plus celebrity interviews, nostalgia, and stories of inspiration, all delivered with a healthy dose of humor and honesty.

Preferred Company with Joel & Friends can be heard on radio stations throughout New Jersey. For more details, visit www.preferredradio.com or call 800-603-CARE.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2022 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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The Cast of Beatlemania Postponed at the Strand Theater

Posted on January 14, 2022 By

Gary Schiavone, executive director of the Strand Center of the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J, announced he was just informed that The Cast of Beatlemania scheduled to perform the evening of January 22 at the Strand has been postponed because of COVID concerns within the cast.

Schiavone is working with Jim D’Amico, the promoter of SunConcerts, to establish a new date. Tickets will automatically be valid for the new date of the postponed event.

In the event, ticket holders are not able to attend on the new date, they have three options: 1. Choose to have a credit for the full value of the ticket for a future show 2. Exchange the ticket for a Strand gift certificate 3. Request a full refund for the value of the ticket within 30 days of the postponement. The choice must be emailed to the Strand Box Office within 30 days of notification of the performance change.

For more information call the Strand Box office (732) 367-7789 or send email to: Karen@strand.org.

About The Cast of Beatlemania: According to Wikipedia, The Cast of Beatlemania is a U.S. Beatles’ tribute band formed in 1980. The Cast is one of longest running Beatles’ tribute band in the world. The group features founder Lenie Colacino, a former cast member of the 1977 Broadway hit musical Beatlemania. The Cast recreates the sights and sounds of The Beatles from the 1960s when the world was engulfed in the throes of Beatlemania.

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January 13 Online HR Meeting

Posted on January 7, 2022 By

The COVID-19 pandemic has scattered some employees widely, immediately, and perhaps permanently, changing how companies do business and where their employees perform their work. Remote work has become the new normal and, as a result, many companies are downsizing their physical premises, if not closing them altogether.

Attend virtual meeting of Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR), open to the public, on Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 8:15 to 10:00 a.m. to explore best practices and gain clarity in “Navigating I-9’s, Visas, and Remote Work in a COVID and Post-COVID World.”

Among other topics, Karin Wolman, a New York immigration attorney, will discuss where is the worksite, where is company HQ in the shift from in-office to all-virtual/work, then partly-remote, then back in office. If an office permanently closes, how does that affect a business’s I-9 and Labor Condition Application compliance obligations, posting and advertising requirements for PERM sponsorship? Is there a firm company policy on work from home (WFH) or does it vary be department? Retention and the challenge of immigrant visa quota backlogs vs. employee growth.

Register at htpp://jsahr.shrm.org/events or admin@jsahr.org. Log in details will be sent to registrants. The virtual fees are $10.00 for members; $20.00 for non-members; and free for students and those In-Transition. Send fees prior to meeting to JSAHR, P.O. Box 987, Brick, NJ 08723.

This program is pending 1.0 SHRM PDC (Human Resource Certification Institute) and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. JSAHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits.

About the Speaker: Karin Wolman, a graduate of Columbia University and UCLA School of Law, is a New York immigration attorney serving large companies, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals, spanning nearly every industry. Since 1996, Wolman has practiced in small- and medium-sized law firms, handling immigration matters exclusively. She opened the Law Office of Karin Wolman, PLLC in 2006.

Wolman advises employers on screening, hiring and I-9 practices, as well as all aspects of work visas and green card sponsorship for workforce development and retention. She helps to plan appropriate visa strategies for transitions from student to professional for job and career changes, to unite family members, and to overcome grounds of ineligibility or other obstacles to a visa, green card, or citizenship.

Wolman has published articles with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Practising (sic) Law Institute, New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education and New York State Bar Association. She speaks at local and national conferences on a range of immigration law topics.

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January 12 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on December 29, 2021 By

Start the New Year by meeting others and networking in the health care industry at the monthly Zoom meeting, Wednesday, January 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group, a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, the V.I.P. Member Spotlight, is hosting the January meeting.

Consider becoming a V.I.P. sponsor and showcase your business at a 2022 meeting. Except for October, available showcase dates for 2022 are February through December.

To register, visit www.njhcnet.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the January 12 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com.

Once you register to become a member, you can post health care and marketing events, news, training information, and location of meetings on the website of N.J. Health Care Networking Group. All registrants also have access to the N.J. Health Care Network member directory.

For more than 30 years Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services has been providing compassionate and dependable medical and non-medical home health care services to infants, children, adults, and seniors throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

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Dec. 9 Online or In-person HR Meeting

Posted on December 2, 2021 By

What are the traits of agile organizations and how can leaders cultivate a culture to survive and thrive in a dynamically changing world? As businesses prepare to exit the pandemic and meet the challenges of attracting and retaining a labor force for the coming year, organizations will need to become more adaptive to change and uncertainty.

Attend either the in-person meeting of Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR), at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J., open to the public, or a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. to explore how can leaders support a new mindset of innovation and make it safe for workers to thrive through change.

Richard D. (“Rick”) Maher, a recognized leader in the fields of managing organizational change and strategic management, will present the Organizational Change Model that includes the traits and skills organizations need for a winning culture at work. He will present the factors that shape worker resistance to change and stifle innovation; help attendees develop skills to lead themselves and others through changing environments; and explain ways to privately assess one’s own individual strengths and identify opportunities for personal professional development, among other timely information.

Register at htpp://jsahr.shrm.org/events or admin@jsahr.org. Log in details will be sent to registrants. The virtual fees are $10.00 for members; $20.00 for non-members; and free for students and those In-Transition. Send fees prior to meeting to JSAHR, P.O. Box 987, Brick, NJ 08723.

The in-person fees are $30.00 for members; $40.00 for non-members; $25 for those in-transition and guests; $10 for students with valid ID; $10 additional fee for walk-ins.
This program is pending 1.0 SHRM PDC (Human Resource Certification Institute) and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) recertification credit. JSAHR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits.

About Richard Maher: Richard Maher, whose career spans nearly 30 years, has consulted on talent development issues with some of the world’s largest enterprises, including U.S. Department of Labor, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, Schering-Plough, AOL, TD Ameritrade, Cox Communications, and more. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous conferences in the U.S. and abroad that includes his presentation to leaders from three continents and 12 countries at St. George’s College at Windsor Castle, England, discussing talent as the new global currency.

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Dinner and a Show December 17 at the Strand Theater

Posted on November 23, 2021 By

A unique, heart-warming play that touches the heart strings will be at the Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, on Friday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m.3 Egg Creams – A Rhapsody in the Rain, THE Urban Love Story for the Ages,

Enjoy a dinner buffet at 5:00 p.m. catered by Chef David Silverman of David’s Culinary Delights. Limited dinner tickets are available until December 13.

3 EGG CREAMS – A RHAPSODY IN THE RAIN, starring Vince Bandille, written and directed by George Cameron Grant, is a story about first love, second chances, and the courage to take those chances.

Whether you grew up on University Avenue in The Bronx, West Philly, or Cedar Falls, you’ll fall in love with this funny, heart-breaking, sometimes tough, otherwise tender, ultimately transcendent human journey Vin takes, navigating an age re-defining the mythos of the American male, and even the meaning of love itself. Blend in the timeless music of the Legendary Lou Christie (Rhapsody in the Rain, Lightning Strikes, The Gypsy Cried, I’m Gonna’ Make You Mine, Two Faces Have I, etc.), and you have The Love Story for the Ages…3 EGG CREAMS – A RHAPSODY IN THE RAIN.

Federico Castelluccio (Furio from The Sopranos) raved, “Brilliant writing, brilliant acting — A GREAT PLAY!” Theatre critic Angela Hatcher wrote, “‘A Bronx Tale’ meets ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’; “You Moved My Soul!”, wrote Patricia Johnson, 3 EGG CREAMS fan; “Makes Grown Men Cry!” said Paul Perillo, AKA DJ Paulie P, 3 EGG CREAMS fan, a five-time attendee.

Admission is $35; tickets for senior citizens and veterans are $20 each. For tickets and information, visit www.strand.org. or 3EggCreams.com. For an additional $25.00, enjoy a buffet dinner prepared by Chef David Silverman of David’s Culinary Delights at 5:00 p.m. Eggs Creams will definitely be available!

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Master Illusionists at the Strand Dec. 16

Posted on November 23, 2021 By

Master vocal and make-up illusionists Eddie and Anthony Lewis have come direct from Las Vegas for a holiday evening show “Master Illusionists – The Edwards Twins,” Thursday night, December 16 at The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, at 8:00 p.m.

Eddie and his identical twin brother Anthony, born in 1965 and raised in Burbank, California, were always fascinated with celebrities. They often sneaked in to watch shows at the NBC-TV studios and then played the stars they saw, memorizing skits from “The Sonny and Cher Show,” “The Carol Burnett Show,” and “Laugh In,” among others. The show, a Sun Concert, features 100 stars!

Orchestra, Loge, and Handicapped tickets are $52.00; Mezzanine, $42.00; and Tier $36.00. Doors open at 6:30. The Box Office is always open two hours before every show for tickets. Also visit Strand.org or buy them at the box office, Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10: a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The COVID policy is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to door time. All patrons are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. Those under 12 are not required to show a test but must wear a mask.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

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Atlantic City Nutcracker Ballet at the Strand December 18

Posted on November 20, 2021 By

The Nutcracker, one of ballet’s treasured holiday classics for both the young and old, tells the story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. Clara encounters many unforgettable and timeless characters in her journey through the Kingdom of Snow and the Land of Sweets.

Enjoy Atlantic City Ballet of the Nutcracker with family and friends at the Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. on December 18 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The Atlantic City Ballet, a professional ballet company based in Atlantic City, has called The Strand its Ocean County home since first performing there in 2013. The historic theater, considered one of the most majestic in New Jersey, is the perfect backdrop for the Nutcracker.

Tickets are $15 for students; #20 for Seniors. Orchestra and Loge tickets are $35; Mezzanine and Tier ticket are $25. The Box Office is always open two hours before every show for tickets. Also visit Strand.org or buy them at the box office, Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10: a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The COVID policy is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to door time. All patrons are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. Those under 12 are not required to show a test but must wear a mask.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

About the Atlantic City Ballet: Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is made up of professional dancers from around the world who have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the East Coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works, such as Dracula, Caught Up in the Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its inception, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences. For more information go to: www.acballet.org

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Christmas Spectacular at the Strand Dec. 11

Posted on November 20, 2021 By

Enjoy holiday songs everyone knows and loves, dance numbers, costume changes, comedy sketches, and fun surprises at The Wag’s Christmas Spectacular, an old-fashioned holiday special, Saturday night, December 11 at The Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood.

Gary Schiavone, executive director of the Strand, said, “The Wag’s sense of humor and their homemade props and costumes are worth the price of admission alone!”

The show also features a running theme of “Christmas Around the World.” There will be holiday songs and sketches from Ireland, Germany, Spain, and more! The four-piece New Jersey Wags band has been entertaining audiences for more than 23 years with four lead vocalists, catchy melodies, and sophisticated harmonies. For more information visit www.thewagband.com.

Orchestra tickets are $25.00; Loge, Mezzanine, and Tier tickets are $20.00. Doors open at 6:30; show begins at 7:30 p.m. The Box Office is always open two hours before every show for tickets. Also visit Strand.org or buy them at the box office, Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10: a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The COVID policy is proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test 72 hours prior to door time. All patrons are required to wear a mask at all times unless eating or drinking. Those under 12 are not required to show a test but must wear a mask.

About the Strand Theater: The historic Strand Theater, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit at 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, was designed by world-renowned theater architect Thomas Lamb in 1922 and is listed on the N.J. and National Register of Historic Places. The Strand offers year-round entertainment in plush, air-conditioned surroundings. It is a perfect venue to showcase comedians, musicals, dinner theater, stars from television and movies, and legendary musical entertainers. The reception gallery includes a catering facility for 80 people, a dance floor, and restrooms. It is ideal for theater-in-the-round, smaller events and receptions.

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December 8 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on November 19, 2021 By

One way to meet others and network in the health care industry is to attend the Zoom monthly meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group Wednesday, December 8 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Alzheimer’s New Jersey, the V.I.P. Member Spotlight, is hosting the December meeting.

Become a V.I.P. sponsor and showcase your business at a 2022 meeting. Except for October, available showcase dates for 2022 are January through December.

To register, visit www.njhcnet.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the December 8 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place once a month.

Once you register to become a member, you can post health care and marketing events, news, training information, employment listings, and location of meetings on the website of N.J. Health Care Networking Group. All registrants also have access to the N.J. Health Care Network member directory.

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